I am regularly called by undergraduates and asked for advice about becoming a clinical psychologist. “Is it a good career?” they ask. “How do I get in?”
Often people are a bit too starry-eyed about the profession. They look at the fees we charge (almost as high as veterinarians!), and imagine being paid millions just to sit and dispense advice.
Recently a colleague on a listserve I subscribe to posted a link to this short video (thanks Alison M). Though the psychologist being consulted is perhaps a bit more jaded than she needs to be, I like it.
Let this be a warning to you, grasshopper.
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